Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition

Author: Valerie L. Gaus

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462537723

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Now revised and expanded, this is the leading resource for psychotherapists working with adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without significant cognitive and language impairments (also known as Asperger syndrome). Valerie L. Gaus shows how to adapt the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to build clients' social and coping skills, facilitate self-acceptance, and treat comorbid anxiety and depression. Illustrated with detailed case examples, the book is grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about information-processing differences in ASD. It gives clinicians critical guidance for conceptualizing these clients' presenting problems and optimizing the effectiveness of interventions. Reproducible worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. First edition title: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome. New to This Edition *Explains the significant terminology changes in DSM-5 and their impact. *Chapter on mindfulness-based strategies for emotion regulation problems. *Additional strategies and resources for teaching social and coping skills. *Describes new and updated assessment instruments. *Incorporates cutting-edge research on CBT and on clinical problems associated with ASD. See also the author's related self-help resource, Living Well on the Spectrum, an ideal client recommendation.
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School Success for Kids with High-Functioning Autism

Author: Stephan Silverman,Lauren Kenworthy,Rich Weinfeld

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618212133

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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Smart kids with autism spectrum disorders need specific interventions to find success in school and beyond. Featuring a foreword by Temple Grandin, School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism shares practical advice for implementing strategies proven to be effective in school for dealing with the "Big 10" obstacles, including social interactions, inflexibility, behavior issues, attention and organization, homework, and more. Based on the new criteria in the DSM-5, School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism also describes how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social communication disorders (SCD) will now identify the students formerly identified as having Asperger's syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, high-functioning autism, or PDD-NOS. Relying on the latest research, and presenting it in easy-to-understand and practical language, the authors identify how the key components of ASD and SCD will appear to parents and professionals and what steps should be taken once these signs are evident. This book is sure to help any parent or teacher wanting to see their smart kids with autism succeed!
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The Nine Degrees of Autism

A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions

Author: Philip Wylie,Wenn Lawson,Luke Beardon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317500687

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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The Nine Degrees of Autism presents a much-needed positive tool for understanding the developmental process of autism, and to facilitate the improved mental health and well-being of individuals on the spectrum. The ground-breaking model charts nine distinct stages of development - from pre-identification, to learning to live with changes in self-image following a late diagnosis, through to self-acceptance and wellbeing. Using the model as a framework each chapter focuses on a particular stage of the process. Experts provide personal insights into the environmental and societal challenges faced by individuals with autism, and dispel a number of popular misconceptions. The positive developmental model described in this book will encourage people on the Spectrum to accept themselves by focusing on their gifts rather than weaknesses, and to avoid identifying with negative medical classifications. The developmental process which the authors describe is also applicable to other ‘hidden’ neurological conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aphasia, and ADHD. The book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the real nature and experience of autism and will also be essential reading for a range of professionals seeking to work more effectively with individuals on the spectrum.
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